Tasting Menu at One Pico

One Pico is a restaurant we return to time and again, for the food, service and setting, all of which are consistently excellent. There’s a review of One Pico already on Gin & Griddle here so this post is all about the Tasting Menu, in pictures. One Pico offers a 5 Course Surprise Menu at…

#TigerStreetEats ~ Michelin Star Street Food

The MART Creative Hub, an industrial space in Portobello Harbour, was transformed for the much anticipated collaboration between Tiger Beer and the Singaporean Michelin star hawker chef Chan Hon Meng. Chef Chan’s street food stall in Singapore, Hong Kong Soya Sauce Chicken Rice and Noodle, was one of two street food stalls to receive a…

The Best of 2016 on Gin & Griddle

So as 2016 draws to a close, before we jump in to 2017, its time to look back and reflect on the best of the year…. I love writing these posts, remembering the great places, food and experiences; I’ve appreciated and that have stayed with me afterwards… Enjoy and let me know what you think! best…

Eat & Drink in Madrid, Spain

Spending a week in Madrid for work, I got to visit some nice spots for food and drinks. Here’s a roundup of the places I enjoyed including Bar Tomate, La Cabra, Tatel & Natsuki. 

Seven Course Tasting Menu at the Lady Helen, Mount Juliet

We spent a lovely few days in Mount Juliet recently. One of the real reasons for going was to finally return to the Lady Helen, we hadn’t been back since it was awarded a Michelin star. We were staying in Mount Juliet on a package that included a seven course tasting menu on one evening. We…

Michelin Star Dining in Campagne, Kilkenny

On a little break in Kilkenny before Easter, we booked dinner for one of the evenings in Campagne. We had been once before to Campagne over a year ago which hadn’t been very successful, primarily our own fault in that we booked a later table and were both suffering with colds, we should have cancelled but we…

The Greenhouse, Dublin 2

Opened in early 2012 by Eamon O’Reilly (One Pico) with Finnish chef, Mickael Viljanen in charge of the kitchen, The Greenhouse, located on Dawson Street near St Stephen’s Green, showcases the very best of Irish cuisine. Sumptuous tastes, wonderful flavour combinations and innovative presentation led to plaudits galore for The Greenhouse since opening but does it still…

Facil, Berlin

I spent a week in Berlin, for work mostly, but I tagged on a couple of days at the end to see and explore Berlin and my Dad came too for those couple days which was so nice. He arrived Friday morning and I had booked lunch at Facil for us. Facil is a 2 star…